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The Heat In the Kitchen, The Buck Stopping, and All That

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

To have a successful presidency, the Obama team has to forget about the media and rekindle the enthusiasm of the door knockers, online contributors and base voters who brought him victory in 2008.

Stop Me Before I Click Again

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

On a recent short getaway I was sitting over breakfast one morning with my friend B, clearly jonesing from both the absence of my netbook and the de...

Jason Linkins

Politico Finds 'Washington Elites' To Be Out Of Touch With America, Irony Alive And Well | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sometimes life throws something truly, delightfully ironic at you. Like, for example, today's Politico piece on the "reality gap." Brace yourselves, people: apparently Beltway elites are out of touch with the rest of America!

Jason Linkins

CJR: Journalists Should Recognize That The Economy Is 'The Most Important Thing' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

To dovetail with this morning's big Politico story, let's browse over to CJR, where Greg Marx echoes a complaint of mine: that the piece glosses over ...

Jason Linkins

Politico: Obama Loses By Winning? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you listen to Politico and its anonymous sources, you'll hear that the Obama presidency is a failure because it makes bloggers sad.

Mainstream Media Swoon Over Rove's Power Play

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

One doesn't have to buy in to the deification of Rove to acknowledge just how effectively disingenuous he can be.

Gossip and The New York Times

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter A. Ubel

Is it too much to hope that the world's best reporters will stay focused on the big picture, without being distracted by the daily undulations of minor gossip?

Why Fox News Rejected our Clean Energy Ad

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Allen Smith

There's nothing confusing about the link between oil and terrorist funding. The only confusing thing is why Fox News would reject an ad that calls to defund our enemies by finding new sources of energy.

Atlantic Media Readies For War Against Politico

The New York Observer | Felix Gillette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

That night, three years after Politico's launch, Mr. Bradley asked Mr. Smith two things: Was he committed, long term, to staying with Mr. Bradley in t...

WATCH: CNN Host Takes On Politico Writer

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Washington Post writer and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" Howard Kurtz takes on Politico's Patrick Gavin Sunday. Kurtz responds to Gavin's column c...

Information Terrorists Hijack Our Airwaves

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nomiki Konst

Let's face it Dems, you have the heart but you don't have the brains. The GOP has discovered a way to make the media work for them.

Jason Linkins

Politico's HHS Twitter Story: Blowing The Doors Off A Scandal | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you're wondering what the Politicoiest story of the day is, try this one on for size: "Administration site promotes vodka, P. Diddy."

Politico Lumps Jane Norton In With "Candidates

POLITICO | DAVID CATANESE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Why We Know What McChrystal Said

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

We only got to read about McChrystal & Co's imprudence because the RS reporter was a freelancer, not a Pentagon beat reporter desirous of maintaining his relationship with an important source.

Jason Linkins

Jon Stewart Mocks Media Reaction To Michael Hastings' Ability To Do Actual Journalism (VIDEO) [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I've watched several news anchors slap themselves silly in stunned befuddlement over Rolling Stone's coup. I sort of wondered why the traditional media couldn't have done more, with all of their access!

The Last Temptation of Politico's Mike Allen

Swopa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I could weigh in on all the alternately snark-worthy and/or unsettling anecdotes in the NYT's mammoth profile of Allen, but I'm interested in the untold story of how Allen arrived at this point in life.

Jason Linkins

Mike Allen Profile: We Read The NYT Magazine's Politico Piece So You Don't Have To | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oh boy! Today the fecund womb of the New York Times magazine has birthed into the world Mark Leibovich's seventy-kabillion word essay on Politico's Mi...

Will Any Republicans Join Democrats in Holding BP Accountable?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Democrats' odds of getting movement on a climate bill may hinge on their ability to make the connection between the oil spill and the urgent need for energy reform -- and, the extent to which Republicans join them.

Obama and the Oil Spill Speech

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

William Shakespeare wrote, "To take arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end them." Will Obama's calls to action end the troubles in the Gulf?

OBAMA VS. THE PRESS: Maureen Dowd Compares Obama To Nixon, Obama Says Media Inventing Scandals

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The war of words between the Obama administration and the press continued to heat up over the weekend, with a top columnist comparing President Obama ...

The Unbearable Lightness of Reading Dana Milbank

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Feel free to read Dana Milbank if that sort of thing appeals to you, but don't imagine for a minute that you're learning anything. That would be like studying the French Revolution by reading Marie Antoinette's cake recipes.

Jason Linkins

Shirtless Beer-Drinking White House Staffers Become Politico 'Big Picture' Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Of all the stories that Politico ran today, this one, entitled "Are Obama staffers overexposed?" is, without a doubt, the Politicoiest! Now, you mi...

"Enough Is Enough": Brave New Foundation, TrueMajority/USAction up the Ante in Fight to End Afghanistan War

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The same day that Afghanistan became the longest war in U.S. history, NATO had its worst day for casualties this year, and we learned U.S. taxpayer dollars are ending up in the hands of the Taliban.

Rethink Afghanistan: How Long Is Now?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

The truth is that the situation isn't really all that depressing. The problems are complex, confusing, and paralyzing, but the solutions are actually quite simple.

Black box

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

I'm feeling a little bleary-eyed these days, and it's not just from staring at my computer screen to read the usual menu of news stories and blogs and...